The Last Hours by Minette Walters

Well, this is timely. If you’re looking to completely escape the reality of life as we know it, this might not be the book for you. The Last Hours is a novel set in 14th Century England as the Black Death (plague) first makes itself known. There is self-imposed quarantine, a supply shortages, and suspicion…… Continue reading The Last Hours by Minette Walters

Distract yourself with these “beach reads . . . .”

We could use a little distraction right now. Here are some older titles to revisit, whether at the beach or in your living room; each is engrossing enough to pull you into the story for a while but not so deep you have to work at it. Download one today from an indie bookseller (see…… Continue reading Distract yourself with these “beach reads . . . .”

The Genevieve Driscoll Reading List

Cover page for my grandmother’s reading list My grandmother, Genevieve O’Connor Driscoll, was a reader’s reader. As the end of her life drew closer, working around significant vision loss due to macular degeneration, she read with laser focus for as long as she could. Genevieve was an eclectic reader, enthusiastic discusser of books – both…… Continue reading The Genevieve Driscoll Reading List

Once Upon A River

Format: Audio, from local libraryAuthor: Diane SettlefieldNarrator: Jane StevensonPublisher: Simon & Schuster AudioFinished March 4 2020Source: I checked out the audio version from my lovely local library. This is a book about storytelling – an art that predates the written word. As such, this book, narrated by the excellent Juliet Stevenson, is best experienced in…… Continue reading Once Upon A River